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Ronald Porter
Director of Service-Learning

Eckerd College
Office of Service-Learning
4200 54th Avenue South
St. Petersburg, FL 33711


toll-free: 800-456-9009
local: 727-864-7512


Service Learning

Into the Streets: 05

Letter to Faculty and Staff
Norm Smith, Director of CALA

Hi everyone,

We completed, last Friday [August 26th, 2005], a very successful "Into the Streets". In spite of the threatening weather, which forced us to cancel the outdoor opportunities, we had a 50% increase in student attendance. Outstanding!!

Sitting in Fox hall afterwards with the gourmet food of corn dogs, etc, it was obvious from the energy level in the room that the experience was good, and people did enjoy themselves. Isn't it amazing that service to others can also be so much fun? The final Ceremony, that of the choosing the "Dirtiest, Smelliest, Grungiest Freshman", had several students anxious to be chosen, and it was really difficult to select the winner who shall be nameless. (Who wants to be remembered by this title for the rest of their College career? The prize of soap and shampoo was appreciated by not only the winner, but the rest of us.)

Thank you very much for showing that the rewards for Community Service can be so rewarding.

Norm Smith


View photos from Into the Streets

Reflective Service-Learning Portfolio

Triton Track

Calls for Participation

Academy Prep

Volunteer with Academy Prep

Academy Prep is a unique private middle school program serving 5th through 8th grade students in a low-income area. Students must qualify for need-based scholarships to attend and must have a desire to succeed in a rigorous academic environment. Academy Prep works with students to prepare them for higher education, maintaining relationships with graduates through high school, college, and into their adult lives.

YMCA Reads

Volunteer Mentors Needed

YMCA Reads! is an after-school reading assistance and mentoring program providing opportunities for at-risk and low-income children in kindergarten through third grade to develop the reading skills they need to succeed in school.

Notes from the Field

Servant Leaders blog
Service-Learning Interns blog
The service-learning student interns are increasing service involvement at Eckerd, becoming successful service leaders and helping students create a community around the values and challenges of servant-leadership.

Service Learning Profiles

Alumni Profiles

Read individual profiles of how involvement with Eckerd Service-Learning changed the lives of current students and alumni.  Learn more.